upcoming events...


CATHCART CEMETERY GUIDED WALK

Meet up with some of the historic personalities of Glasgow’s south side!
Archivist Roger Guthrie tells their stories and leads the way round
their commemorative headstones.



Thursday 28 June departs 6.30 pm cemetery gates in Brenfield Road
Tickets £5 - payable at the event

 



"Doors Open Day" GUIDED WALK
led by Roger Guthrie
Sunday 16 September
dep. Holmwood House at 1.30 p.m.
and explore the built heritage of the White Cart Way
to Pollok House.
Return bus service available if desired - £2 per passenger
This event is part of Glasgow's DOORS OPEN DAY weekend
and booking is essential : 
call 0141 221 6061 or visit
www.glasgowdoorsopenday.com

 

CYCLING SUB-GROUP MEETINGS
Local cyclists – or others - with an interest in the White Cart Cycle Route  - are welcome to join the steering group which has overseen the design of the cycle route so far. If you wish to participate in deciding which options are best for completing the route, become involved in promotional events, or see new facilities developed, please come along to our meetings.

The group welcomes attendance by local citizens, community group representatives, elected members and officers of

Glasgow City Council.

 

Please contact info@cartblanche.org.uk

previously...


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
- all welcome -
Saturday 5 May at 2 pm
at
The Old Bridge, Pollok Country Park
OR
in case of bad weather

at the nearby
 Countryside Rangers' Visitor Centre in the Old Stableyard

Join us from 12.30 pm
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
at our gazebo - with your own picnic!
Family activities
and
special guest Dr Evelyn Silber
talks about plans for the former bandstand in Queen's Park

 

NATURAL HERITAGE GUIDED WALK
Sunday 13 May
led by Sarah Melville
departs Holmwood House at 1.30 pm
along the White Cart Way
     via
Snuffmill Bridge, Holmlea Park, Millbrae
and Shawbridge to
Pollok House in Pollok Country Park

Free bus service available to return to Holmwood House

TO BOOK : email info@cartblanche.org.uk

 

some results of our efforts...



 

BULB-PLANTING
Sunday 30 October

Digging in the daffodil bulbs at the 'Shawbridge weir 'sitouterie'

   
 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Countryside Rangers Visitor Centre, Pollok Country Park
Wednesday 19 October
Reception 7 p.m.
AGM 7.30 p.m.
followed by an
ILLUSTRATED TALK
on
'What lives in the River Cart'
by
Caroline McGillivray of the Clyde River Foundation

GUIDED WALK
led by Roger Guthrie
Sunday 18 September
dep. Holmwood House at 1.30 p.m.
and explore the built heritage of the White Cart Way
to Pollok House.
Return bus service available if desired - £2 per passenger
This event is part of Glasgow's DOORS OPEN DAY weekend
and booking is essential : 
call 0141 221 6061 or visit www.glasgowdoorsopenday.com


CATHCART HERITAGE WALK
Wednesday 28 July
led by Roger Guthrie
Depart Couper Institute at 6.30 p.m.
Walk will include Cathcart South Church - Weir's factory - New Bridge - Holmlea School etc
and finish at Snuffmill Bridge at 8.30 p.m.
Tickets : £5
No booking required.
All welcome

 

WHITE CART CYCLE DAY
Saturday 19 June
at the Pollokshaws Festival
GREENBANK PARK

10 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.
DR BIKE Clinic - Free Cycle Safety Checks

2.30 p.m.
FAMILY CYCLE RIDE
to Rouken Glen Park and return
Departs Greenbank Park : 2.30 p.m.
   led by Go Bike! Strathclyde Cycle Campaign

ALL WELCOME

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
will be held on
WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL 2010
7 for 7.30 p.m.
followed at 8 p.m.by
an Illustrated Talk on
POLLOKSHAWS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
- City Culture and Village Life -

by
TIM MITCHELL
Principal Planner, Development & Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council

at the
POLLOKSHAWS BURGH HALL
www.pollokshawsburghhall.co.uk
2025 Pollokshaws Road


SPRING GUIDED WALK

explore the natural heritage
along the four mile walkway
from Pollok House to Holmwood House
led by Glasgow's Countryside Rangers
on
SUNDAY 16 MAY
RV at the Pollok House forecourt at 2 p.m.
Tea will be available at Holmwood House
and a courtesy coach to return to Pollok House



ANNUAL BULB - PLANTING

Sunday 1 November 2009

RV 1030 hrs in Rhannan Road
near junction with Netherlee Road
at entrance to Holmwood House

 

bulb planting 2009

It was woefully wet but enthusiasm undampened!

 

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POLLOKSHAWS CARNIVAL

Saturday 20 June 2009
Our cycling sub-group celebrated National Bike Week with a 'Dr Bike' clinic and stall
in Greenbank Park followed by a guided cycle run along the riverbank route.

 

 

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DOORS OPEN DAY

Sunday 21st September 2008

 

 

Walkers assemble at the Pollok House forecourt for a guided walk about the built heritage along the White Cart Way led by archivist ROGER GUTHRIE

 

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GUIDED WALK


from Pollok House to Holmwood House
discover the natural history of the river and its banks.
Meet at Pollok House forecourt. Return bus service will be provided.
Sunday 4 May 2008 : 1.30 – 4.30.

 

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

picture of 2008 Annual general meeting


Wednesday 23 April 2008 at 7.30 p.m.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH of website


at the Countryside Rangers' Visitor Centre
Pollok Country Park stableyard

 

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bulb plantingbulb planting

BULB - PLANTING

at
Shawbridge, Pollokshaws
on
Sunday 21 October 2007 from 10.30 a.m.

With excellent assistance from the Parks Dept, a team from the Glasgow South Soroptimists and some Pollokshields residents, helped to plant several thousands bulbs
opposite the Shawbridge ‘sitouterie’, and at two selected site in Kirk Lane Cemetery.
Thanks to the Parks Dept for the bulbs and for preparing the site for us in advance!

 

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DOORS OPEN DAY

-in association with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust -
Sunday 16 September 2007
Annual Guided Walk along the White Cart Way
led by archivist and built heritage specialist Roger Guthrie
of the Alexander Thomson Society
and industrial archaeologist Brian Skillen

 

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GUIDED WALKS

Cathcart Cemetery
Tuesday 17 July & Thursday 2 August
at 6.30 pm.
Meeting up with some of the historic personalities of Glasgow’s southside!
Archivist Roger Guthrie tells their stories and leads the way round
their commemorative headstones.

 

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lynn park

Linn Park Family Day

first-ever : 16 June 2007

 

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GUIDED WALK : SUNDAY 13 MAY 2007

Explore the natural heritage along the White Cart Way
From Pollok House to Holmwood House
Depart forecourt, Pollok House : 1.30 p.m.
Led by former countryside ranger, Joe Greenlees
http://www.ntsayrshire.org.uk/Meet-LivingWithBeasties.php
Tea available at Holmwood House.
Bus service ca 4.30 p.m. returns walkers to Pollok House.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday 21 February 2007 at 7 p.m.
followed by
“John Muir : Saviour of the Wilderness”

an illustrated talk by

JIMMIE MACGREGOR

Scotland’s most entertaining traveller 
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Bulb-planting at Shawbridge - Cart blanche’s Stephen Docherty with some of our local helpers on 14 October 2006.



 

Our bulb-planting site at Shawbridge



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Head of Parks, Kenny Boyle, at the Cart blanche stall at Newlands Fete in Newlands Park
9 September 2006
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Commonweath Games Bronze Medallist, James McCallum, leads the Cart blanche family fun run from Pollok Country Park along the White Cart Way on the evening of 19 June 2006 – a National Bike Week Event.

 

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Happy cyclists after tea at Holmwood House!